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Studying Patterns of Relapse in Pediatric Hodgkin Lymphoma using a Response-Based Therapy Approach

Recent research from Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey expert as part of a phase 3 study from the Children’s Oncology Group explores response-based consolidation with modern radiation therapy as safe and effective standard of care for...
23-Oct-2020 4:40 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey Awarded $1.6M for Rutgers Youth Enjoy Science (RUYES) Program for Underrepresented Youth and Educators

The Rutgers Youth Enjoy Science (RUYES) program, funded by the National Cancer Institute, will engage underrepresented minority undergraduate and high school students in cutting-edge cancer research, curriculum support, and professional development...
12-Oct-2020 8:55 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Presence of Cumulative Physiological Stress Prior to Diagnosis Linked to Poor Health-Related Quality of Life in African American and Black Breast Cancer Survivors

Rutgers University investigators conducted a study to determine the association of pre-diagnostic allostatic load, which is a composite measure of cumulative physiological stress and wear and tear on the body, with health-related quality of life in...
5-Oct-2020 3:20 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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$50K Grant Supports Exploration of Treatment for Liver Cancer

Incidence and mortality of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), a common type of liver cancer, is increasing in the United States. Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey experts have received a $50,000 award through the Translational Research Pilot Award...
5-Oct-2020 8:45 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Rutgers Cancer Institute Research: Breastfeeding is Safe for Breast Cancer Survivors of Reproductive Age

Is breastfeeding safe and possible for mothers who have a history of breast cancer? Investigators at Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey recently explored this question by conducting a systematic review on the feasibility and challenges of...
1-Oct-2020 8:40 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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$3.1 Million National Institutes of Health Grant Supports Exploration of Immune Response to Cancer Mutations

With the aid of a $3.1 million, five-year National Institutes of Health grant (R01CA243547), Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey leaders Eileen White, PhD, Edmund Lattime, PhD, and Shridar Ganesan, MD, PhD, will collaborate on translational...
9-Sep-2020 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Henry A. Pitt, MD, Appointed as Chief of Oncologic Quality at Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey and Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital

Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey and Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, an RWJBarnabas Health facility, welcomes a new leader to its team of internationally recognized physicians, researchers and administrators.
27-Aug-2020 3:50 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Systematic Testing of Environmental Surfaces in a Radiation Oncology Clinic Shows no Detectable SARS-CoV2

It has been hypothesized that SARS-CoV2 spread among people via droplets that come from the nose and mouth or through contact with contaminated objects and surfaces. Researchers at Rutgers Cancer Institute found that environmental surface testing at...
25-Aug-2020 1:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey Expert Addresses Lymphoma in Wake of Recent Announcement from Actor Jeff Bridges

20-Oct-2020 10:35 AM EDT

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Highlighting the Unique Role of the Oncology Pharmacist and Pharmacy Technician

With specialized knowledge about medications and how they work to fight cancer, oncology pharmacists and pharmacy technicians play a vital role in patient care and research.
19-Oct-2020 8:40 AM EDT

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Disparities in Triple Negative Breast Cancer

Rutgers Cancer Institute expert highlights triple negative breast cancer (TNBC), and aggressive subtype of breast cancer with a high prevalence among younger African American women and those of African descent.
8-Oct-2020 1:05 PM EDT

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The Future of Breast Cancer Care is Here

Breast cancer care has changed in a myriad of ways thanks to advances in research, targeted therapies, and more personalized approaches to treatment. Rutgers Cancer Institute breast expert shares more about how the future of breast cancer care is...
6-Oct-2020 2:15 PM EDT

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Understanding Sickle Cell Disease

Sickle cell disease is a lifelong inherited disorder of the red blood cells that poses many challenges for the people and families living with it. Rutgers Cancer Institute expert shares more on the basics of sickle cell disease and how the illness...
25-Sep-2020 9:30 AM EDT

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Tackling Breast Cancer with Screening and Prevention

While researchers continue to make advances in breast cancer detection and treatment, one of the best ways to tackle the disease is through early detection and screening. Rutgers Cancer Institute expert shares more about risk factors, warning signs,...
24-Sep-2020 8:35 AM EDT

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Thyroid Cancer: Small Gland, Big Impact

The thyroid is a key part of the endocrine system, a small gland at the base of your neck that produces a hormone that helps control your body's metabolism. One of the most common and treatable cancers in the United States is thyroid cancer. Rutgers...
21-Sep-2020 8:05 AM EDT

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Prostate Cancer Awareness Month: Embracing Prostate Health All Year Long

While we give our attention to prostate cancer during the month of September, men and their loved ones should be proactive about prostate health all year long. Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey expert shares the importance of being aware of...
17-Sep-2020 1:30 PM EDT

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